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COMMISSION AGENDA: April 22, 2011

Willamette River

Meeting

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303

Printable Agenda (pdf)

The Imnaha River

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 8:00 am

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports
Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Larry Cooper, Chris Wheaton, Roger Fuhrman, Holly Michael, Tony Nigro, Captain Jeff Samuels

The Chewaucan River

*Fish and Wildlife Habitat Mitigation Policy
Rick Kepler, Water Quality/Quantity Manager, Fish Division
Jon Germond, Habitat Resources Program Manager, Wildlife Division

Wolf Update
Bill Cook, Assistant Attorney General

Expenditure Report
Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules
Roy Elicker, Director

           List of Temporary Rules

Shikar Safari International Award
Roy Elicker, Director

PUBLIC FORUM

Note: This part of the agenda is for comments on topics not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda. Please contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of the Director at least 24 hours prior to the meeting to be included in the public forum. If you bring written summaries or other materials to the meeting please provide the Commission Assistant with 20 copies prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to their attention in this forum.

Melody Boyer
Medford, Oregon
Import/Export of Fallow Deer
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve October 1, 2010, January 7, February 4 and March 17, 2011 draft meeting minutes.

Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

*Exhibit B: 2011 OCEAN SALMON REGULATIONS FOR STATE MARINE WATERS

The Commission will be asked to approve the rules establishing regulations for support and commercial salmon seasons in the Pacific Ocean.

Ron Boyce, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Section Manager
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf's)

*Exhibit C: WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PLAN FIVE-YEAR REVIEW PERIOD

The Commission will be asked to amend the five year review period requirement in the OARs of certain wildlife management plans.

Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
Tim Hiller, Carnivore-Furbearer Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

*Exhibit D: AUTHORITY TO TAKE OR HARASS WILDLIFE

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rule defining the authority of law enforcement officers to take or harass wildlife.

Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

Exhibit E: GREATER SAGE-GROUSE CONSERVATION ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGY FOR OREGON

The Commission will be asked to approve the rules adopting the revised Greater Sage Grouse Conservation Assessment and Strategy Plan for Oregon.

Christian Hagen, Sage Grouse Conservation Coordinator
Dave Budeau, Upland Game Bird Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf's)

*EXECUTIVE SESSION


The Commission will meet in Executive Session as permitted by the Oregon Public Meetings Law (ORS 192.660(2)(f)) to discuss attorney-client privileged documents relating to the relicensing of the Opal Springs hydroelectric facility. The Commission will also be deliberating with persons designated to negotiate a real property transaction, as per ORS 196.660(2)(e).

ADJOURN


*These exhibits were deferred from the March 11, 2011 Commission meeting scheduled in Florence, Oregon, that was canceled due to emergency Tsunami evacuation.

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

April 22, 2011 - ODFW Headquarters, Salem

May - No meeting scheduled

June 2 & 3, 2011 - ODFW Headquarters, Salem

  • 2011 Big Game Regulations
  • Raffle/Auction Tags – Access and Habitat/Big Game
  • Rehabilitation Rules
  • Hunting Dog and Falconry Training Rules
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Tami Wagner Wildlife Area
  • Public Process for Angling Regulations Development – Overview
  • Commercial Fishery Permit Board Appointments
  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • Lower Columbia River White Sturgeon
  • Marine Reserves: Effective Date Rule Change
  • Upper Willamette River Conservation and Recovery Plan
  • 2011 Coastal Fall Chinook and Coho Regulations for Terminal Fisheries

July – No meeting scheduled

August 5, 2011 – ODFW Headquarters, Salem

  • 2011-2012 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
  • 2012 Oregon Sportfishing Regulations
  • Revised Public Process for Angling Regulations Development - Adoption
  • Lower Columbia River White Sturgeon Conservation Plan
  • Territorial Sea Plan - Briefing
  • Restoration and Enhancement Board Appointments
  • Recognition of Fish Passage Task Force Members

September 1, 2011 (Thursday) – Seaside (Congressional District 1)

  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 7, 2011 – Pendleton (Congressional District 2)

  • 2012 Big Game Regulations

November – No meeting scheduled

December 2, 2011 – Portland Area (Congressional Dist. 3)

  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Bear Management Plan

 


AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM, and proceed chronologically through the agenda.  If you wish to receive written materials prepared for any of the agenda items, please contact the Director’s Office in Salem at 503.947.6044 to request a packet for those items, which interest you or see the agency’s website at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/.

A recess will be taken at 12:00 Noon, when the Commission will have lunch and may discuss matters of general interest.  The public is welcome to attend, and an announcement will be made of the location of the lunch. 

PUBLIC TESTIMONY

If you wish to give testimony on any item scheduled on this agenda, please sign up on the sheets provided the day of the meeting. You will be called to testify by the Commission Chair. The Commission places great value on information receive from the public, and wants to avoid arbitrary limits on the time or attention allocated to each witness. Therefore, persons desiring to testify or otherwise present information to the Commission are encouraged to:

  1. Provide written summaries of information to the Commission twenty (20 sets);
  2. Limit testimony to five (5) minutes, recognizing that substance, not length, determines the value of testimony or written information;
  3. Endorse rather than repeat testimony of other witnesses; and
  4. Groups or organizations wishing to testify should designate one spokesperson whenever possible.

PUBLIC FORUM

If you wish to give testimony on any item not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda, please contact the Director's Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 503-947-6044, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. You will be called to testify by the Commission Chair immediately following the Commissioner Items portion of the agenda. Please provide 20 sets of written summaries or other materials to the Commission Assistant prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to thier attention in this forum.

Thank you for taking the time to present your views.

Materials delivered to the Director’s Office sufficiently in advance of the meeting can be copied and distributed to the Commission. If you bring written materials to the hearing, please provide twenty (20) copies. If you have questions regarding this Agenda, please contact the Director’s Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 3406 Cherry Avenue, NE, Salem, OR 97303, 503.947.6044.

PARKING

Parking is available to anyone who attends the Commission meeting.


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITIES

Reasonable accommodation, such as assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters, and materials in large print or audiotape, will be provided as needed. In order to ensure availability, please contact the Director’s Office at 503.947.6044 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to make your request. TTY users can reach ODFW by using the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service.  Please dial 711 and ask to be connected to 503-947-6044.

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